Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Throw your hands up and SHOUT

OK, while this is not directly related to what we are doing, it is a pretty incredible thing. I think this product alone spells the death of DAT for field recording:

Tascam HD-P2

The main points here are:

  • 44.1kHz to 192kHz recording resolution at 16- or 24-bit
  • Time-stamped Broadcast WAVE file format
  • Retake button - re-do the last recording with a single button press
  • Audio files continually re-saved to CF on the fly
  • XLR mic inputs feature phantom power
  • Unbalanced stereo RCA I/O
  • S/PDIF digital I/O
  • Built-in mono microphone and speaker
  • Analog level controls
  • FireWire interface so you can instantly pull the files from CF to a computer
  • SMPTE/LTC timecode via XLR jack
  • Timestamps Broadcast WAVE recordings from SMPTE input
  • Chase locks to incoming SMPTE timecode
  • Video clock input resolves to house clock
  • Pull-up and Pull-down sample rates (for the odd video format situation)
  • Runs on (8) readily available AA batteries or DC power adapter
  • Approximately 5.5 hours of operating time on battery power
All this for < $1000.


Anyone interested in a slightly used Edirol R-1?


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